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with 64 votes. we passed the hurricane sandy emergency relief bill also in bipartisan fashion, with 62 votes. we had open debate, we had discussions, we had amendments, and we passed legislation. particularly we passed by a powerful bipartisan vote of 89-8, a bill that avoided tax increases for 99% of americans and extended emergency unemployment benefits for another year and protected us from the fiscal cliff. when it comes to legislating, the senate actually has a pretty strong bipartisan record. how did those senate bills do on the house side? well, the house couldn't pass its own highway bill. congress has been doing highway bills since the eisenhower years. this isn't rocket science. the house couldn't do one. the best the house of representatives could do was to pass a short-term extension that allowed some of their members to get to conference on the senate bill. but they took no bill into conference because they couldn't pass one. even then they delayed the conference negotiations and they cost the united states of america an entire summer construction season for highway constr
of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress because it is a noble cause. because it is better to lose with grace than to win ugly. because every day the extremists froth about saddam hussein and king obama and impeachment over a rational ban on assault rifles. they make the case to most everyday americans th
year which also provided much-needed relief funds for hurricane sandy victims. that was a bipartisan bill. it was supported by senate republicans and democrats alike. but the republicans in the house regrettably gutted the bill and sent back legislation that explicitly cut out wildfire relief. in that context, let me make one point absolutely clear. this is an emergency. some people have questioned the need for funding and have asked why we wouldn't limit dollars to just hurricane sandy saer kwras like the bill -- hurricane sandy areas. the short answer is it is the fiscally smart thing to do, the right thing to do, and the fair thing to do. this bill is an emergency appropriations bill for all national disasters, not just hurricane sandy. it is our best hope of seeing wildfire relief. i emphatically note that the colorado emergencies occurred before hurricane sandy and the west should not have to continue to wait. very few emergency supplemental bills pass congress. this bill is passing now, and it should include aid for colorado and other states across our country. we as americans,
sandy survivors, how they're coping coming up. plus, senator john kerry, the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, testifying to the senate foreign relations committee. it's all about his bid to be the next secretary of state. so how is that going to go? that's coming up. [ male announcer ] this is sheldo whose long day setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> fox weather alert. it's january and cold. to relief for the deep freeze across the northern u.s. and forecasters say a developing storm could add snow to the mix. temperatures, better than the last couple of days bus freezing in louisville and d.c. especially painful for families who don't have any electricity or heat after superstorm sandy slammed the northeast. volunteers have set up warming tents on staten island. >> we have some propane heaters. our tent has propane heater but weather conditions like this the heater doesn't work so well. for t
sandy. >> we have the polar bear plunge coming up saturday. it is going to be a cold one, that is for sure. the beach temperature onshore is 26 degrees right now. it feels like 14 with the northwest wind. the inner harbor water temperature is about 20 degrees. down at thomas point light, the water temperature there is 37. water temperatures at sandy point state park in the mid- 30's. by 1:00, wind chill is about 19. sunny skies in the afternoon, but the high temperature is only around the freezing point. the air temperature around freezing and the wind chill in the teens. we have colder temperatures tonight. the morning steelmaker off the coast is pulling away. 27 at annapolis. 18 in downtown baltimore. skies will cloud up as we go through the overnight with the next weather system approaching. that system is likely to bring another round of light snow tomorrow. nothing up for baltimore yet. i expect that will change by 11:00. a winter storm warning in garrett county. six below zero at international falls, 22 in chicago. colder temperatures in western canada and they will
for every life lost in sandy hook. today's hull, 29 weapons from an ar 15 to a bebe gun to a rifle that peter kept in his attic two decades he no longer wants around. >> kids can find them. and you know, we have grandchildren. they know where to look. >> so 29 weapons on the streets. and this was the case last week, marin took weapons no questions asked. the district attorney says weapons will be destroyed and hopes to make good on vouchers issued last week within 30 days. live in mill valley, wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> the president was sworn in today and used his address touch on challenges of the 21 century calling for equal treatment for are gays. in a lunchen, he was presented with crystal and photographs. here is a look at one of the balls underway, the commander in chief ball including military honorees. there is the public ball tonight z a salute to heroes ball, hosted by joe biden. >> people got up early to match and many wanted to watch this occasion with friends. abc 7 news is at one party in san francisco. >> the crowd was small, but enthusiastic. >> th
? >> sandy endo, thanks so much for that update. >>> nasa will use the same battery technology as the recently grounded boeing 787 dreamliner. li lisa sylvester is monitoring that. what do you have? >> wolf, a nasa spokesman confirms to cnn that lithium ion batteries with the same guts as those in the dreamliner will power the international space station but the design is different and that nasa has rigorously tested them. the dreamliners have been grounded due to fire risks related to battery failures. nasa will start using the batteries in 2017. >>> and we're closer to learning why an illinois man suspiciously died one day after collecting more than $400,000 from the lottery. a medical examiner says his body has been successfully exhumed for analysis. his death was first ruled to be from natural causes but his blood work was retested after receiving a call from an unnamed relative and examiners found cyanide. we'll know the autopsy results in the next few weeks. >>> we are pretty sure thatly nar doe da vinci would like this next story. mona lisa has traveled to the moon. the
this discussion, i'll just tell you one very personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, i was in denver, colorado, on personal business. and i was driving through the denver suburbs, and i passed into aurora rah, colorado, and saw the sign and thought to myself -- as journalists often do -- oh, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man, now appears to be utterly deranged, b went into a movie theater and began shooting down people with an assault weapon. and it went away. the not part of the presidential debate, it was not part of the fabric of our lives, it was not part of the daily journalistic diet. so on that wednesday night i e-mailed the producer of the "meet the press" show that was coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that america needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we have been through aurora, the sikh temple, the oregon shopping mall, think about this, this is before we got to sandy hook. in newtown. we'd had a time of ab
. and his plan to help victims of natural disasters like sandy. >>> plus, story everyone is talking about this morning. one of the top college football players in the country, a helpless victim of a sick joke? or was he part of this elaborate hoax? >>> first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. kind of quiet now. getting set for the big inaugural festivities that begin this weekend. no word yet on whether he is going to formally get that chief of staff designation. that may not happen until after the oath. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ but i won't back down [ female announcer ] are you really getting salon quality... or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous am
sandy, of tropical storm sandy. they wanted to defend their own territory in terms of politics, but i didn't see anything particularly conspiratorial in any of that. >> no, they're actually trying to save themselves. they've got a bunch of people from very safe districts, and john is right, it would be very hard for democrats to take back the house until after 2020 because all those districts are gerrymandered, and, you know, if you can't take back the house, you certainly can't annihilate the republicans. it was a kind of loopy expression, and i think if john was being honest, he'd say he wouldn't have advised the speaker to say it. >> is victimhood now a republican meme? now republicans are all victims too? i know the democrats are sometimes truly victims, but are you selling the fact, hey, we're getting beat up by these bullies. is this the new thing, complaining, crying? do you think it works politically? >> i think the president's speech on monday did a wonderful thing for republicans. it got them united and fired up. he said nothing that anybody in any red states would say he's
in colorado....ven reached out to parent and teaccers of sandy hook..... giving advice on what their school did after 3 3 a 5 year old ennsylvania girl is suspended from school.. and labeled a "terroristtthreat..." for comment she maae at aabus stop. the girl told aclassmate.. sheewassgoinn to shoot a bubble gun at her.that's when the school suspenned her for - 10 days.now-- the girl's -3 parents have hired an attornny to fighh the suspension.the school district ays that they 3 thousandssof national guard troops are in d-c this weekend... ready for theeinauguratioo. nats 3 more than 6- thousand guardsmen were given arrest powers as thhy arrivee in the nation's capptol.many will help with security uring the inaugural parade anddother will be placed near the - convention center for security at the inaugural ball.it's an - hooor that many of these troops are looking forward to. &p ive ever been to an inauguration so its really an honor to come down downthere are so mann guard members n town that sii city sshoolss wll be turned into hotels... and military
you've got the sandy hook families coming in, it's very hard to oppose -- it's not about the president. you've got -- it's not even about bloomberg's money that's going to go into the advertising. the emotional force of the sandy hook families is just like it was with the 9/11 families. and republicans have got to face up to that. frankly, democrats have to face up and grow a spine here as well. they have run away from the gun debate for 20 years or so because it's helped them get into power in some states. >> by the way, there are 30 to 40 democrats in the house, too, will also fight any reasonable, rational reforms. you know, one of the moments yesterday, richard, that i thought was really telling, i thought one of the president's strongest moments is when he said if you have a congressman or congresswoman that supports assault weapons, ask them why. see, that's where the extremists, that's where the survivalists lose this argument. why do you need an assault weapon? why do you need a high-capacity magazine? you start talking to them, and it always goes back to the same thing. always
and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun-- 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep growing. so i'm putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of joe's task force. and in the days ahead i intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. >> suarez: the president then offered the most far-reaching proposals to curb gun violence since at least the clinton administration. they include 23 steps he can take on his own, through executive action. among them, improving the system of background checks already in place for gun purchases. providing funding to study gun violence, including the effects of violent video games and entertainment. helping schools develop emergency response plans and hire resource officers, including police, if they want them. and clarifying that mental health providers are allowed to report patients who make violent threats. joining the president on stage as he signed those executive orders
back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> for two-term presidents, their second inaugural is often an attempt to emphasize the successes of their first term with an eye towards shaping their place in history. only 16 presidents have delivered two inaugural addresses. we put the speeches of the last three two-term presidents through a word cloud to see what themes they chose to emphasize. by looking at the words they used the most, we can get a sense of the legacies they wanted to leave. president reagan claimed that government wasn't the solution but the problem used the word "government" 16 times. >> that system has never failed us. but for a time, we failed the system. we asked things of government that government was not equip
"sandy" -- last october -- spent the night in tents with propane heaters. britain, the netherlands and germany are warning their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya. the alert today cited an the city. the alert today cited an imminent threat to westerners in the city. there were no specifics, and the u.s. embassy in libya said it had nothing pointing to threats against americans. the u.s. ambassador to libya -- and three other americans -- died last september when islamist militants attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. north korea declared today it will conduct a third nuclear test, defying newly expanded u.n. sanctions. the announcement came two days after the u.n. security council condemned the north for a long-range rocket test last month. in response, the north's top governing body -- the national defense commission -- issued this statement, on state t.v. >> ( translated ): we do not deny that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched. one after another and a nuclear test of a higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out acti
because it was in the senate version of sandy and it was not put in to the senate -- the house version of sandy. so no, we cannot -- we cannot move money we already have to address the needs and deficiencies that the arb has recommends we do. >> well, i would just echo the comments that have been made already by this committee and by you that this is action that we need to get moving on immediately because we still have people at risk around the world. we need to take the action that's going to ensure their security. so i would certainly urge the chairman and ranking member to move the committee to do everything we can to make this happen. and i want to go back to something that the secretary sni said because i asked about the cooperation between the department of defense and state. and what the situation was on the ground before the benghazi attack in terms of the placement of our military in the region. he talked about the unprecedented cooperation between state and defense in response to benghazi. but i wonder if you could talk about how we ensure that this is a standard way of doin
it be in a hurricane or super storm sandy. you can clap for that. that is right. [applause] the servicemen and women and the veterans and their families were here with us this morning are living monuments to that service. their commitment to serve, their willingness to volunteer should be inspiration and is an inspiration to me and it should be to you and i know it is. in spite of all the talk of how divided we are as a nation, how we are as a country, more and more americans are coming together to serve each other every day. volunteers in america is at a five-year high. in 2011, americans spent 8 billion hours giving back to their communities, enough hours to build the entire state building more than a thousand times over. [cheers and applause] you represent that. you're organizing food drives, mentoring children from the building playgrounds and so much more. when i look out and see you all and the kids here today, your service is having an even greater impact because you're in selling what my wife and i and brother and sister-in-law and my sister and brother-in-law are trying to do with our kids,
: in rhode island, the cold hampers sandy recovery efforts. >> things are a little slower. the days are shorter. the hands don't move. >> we haven't seen this much cold air in more than two years. this is definitely coming as a shock to many people's systems. >> reporter: in indianapolis, some celebrated the polar temps. >> i don't like 40, 50-degree weather in january. that's for miami. >> reporter: but when one homeowner turned up the stove to keep warm, his house caught fire. an 86-car pile-up on icy roads near cincinnati took the life of a 12-year-old girl. a chicago apartment fire killed two, left some residents freezing on balconies and firefighters battling the cold as well as the flames. and on the dangerous lake michigan ice, a stranded dog eluded animal control officers for hours before being rescued. windchills in the windy city of 20 degrees below. >> i don't care how crazy i look, as long as i'm warm. >> reporter: the coldest spot in the lower 48 today, flag island, minnesota, at minus 17, before windchill. even hearty minnesotans are feeling it. >> sure am. you bet. >>
been pressuring the company to do that since the massacre at sandy hook elementary school more than a month ago. gun rights groups are calling for a boycott of the daily deals site. groupon has not said when it will resume the gun deals. anne-marie? >> thank you very much. >>> in sports now, the harbaugh brothers will make super bowl xlvii a sibling showdown. older brother john is head coach of the afc champion baltimore ravens, and his brother, jim, leads the san francisco 49ers winner of the nfc. monday they talked about what it means for them to face on and off football's ultimate game. >> this team that we're going to play is a great football team. they're extremely well coached. [ laughter ] >> i'd have to say. they look somewhat familiar in a lot of ways. i think jim's just done a great job with the team. i'm proud of him. i'm proud of what he's accomplished as a coach. >> every moment that you're talking about myself or john, you know, it's -- that's less time that the players are going to be talked about. >> you can watch the brothers and their teams face off
of hurricane sandy. many people left with just a structure around them, no heat, just the studs where the walls once were. like the home where nbc's katy tur is visiting tonight, staten island in new york. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. outside the real-feel temperature is about 6 degrees. inside, where people are living, it's about 32 degrees. it got so cold in here last night, these water bottles on the wall actually froze. and this home has heat. >> up. >> reporter: scott and dee mcgrath's whole life has been moved into one small bedroom. >> this is my dining room -- >> living room. >> living room -- >> bedroom -- >> bedroom and computer room. everything all in one. >> reporter: thermostat set to 90, actually temperature 65. downstairs, though, it's a whole other ball game. >> as you can see, we have a lot of exposed walls. >> there's a lot of people living like this. just because we have heat and electric back on doesn't mean we're actually staying warm. >> 39. >> 39 degrees. >> reporter: the mcgraths have been living this way for three months. in november, they pleaded for
this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at the bus, hey, i'm going to shoot you with my hello kitty bubble machine and somebody overheard it and next thing you know, just because people are, you know, freaked out about guns since sandy hook, the school got involved. and she was suspended for ten days, and then reduced it to two. but she was also given, becaus
had a derailment because of it. we had record fires. we had record levels of damage from sandy, $70 billion. if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the changes that are taking place, to agriculture, to our communities, the ocean and so forth, we are ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you that this $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and we better go after it. >> to my good friend senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state, new mexico is also a producer state and i found the same experience that senator kerry has talked about in massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector these renewable jobs. so i think it's a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said and i hope we can work with each other, because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that is going to be so vital to the future and vital
of these latest, you know, incidents up at sandy hook, et cetera. they want something done, they don't want this one to pass without something happening. and what is the something? is it an assault weapons ban? is it universal background checks? but i do think there is an overreaction to the president's 23 executive orders. they really weren't much -- things like, you know, ordering studies into what causes gun violence. i mean these weren't like, you know, massive grabs for power. i think this rhetoric is sort of over done. jon: the president generally does frame his battles. he cast his opponents as the republicans in congress, when it's fair to say that he's got an awful lot of democratic opposition to some of these proposals as well. >> that's true. what is happening here is this goes back to individual district, and, look, the country may be wanting more control, or some action to make guns safer, but it's different by district. in inner cities whether you're a democrat or republican gun control is much more popular. you get out in the more rural states, more rural areas and there are
the trauma of the sandy hook massacre, the urgent call to limit easy access to guns has exposed the american cultural divide over firearms. the president has offered 23 executive actions to strengthen background checks and better address mental hent and called for armed officers in schools that want them. but it's fraught with danger for the president. there are 20 democratic senate seats up for grabs in 2014, including in the gun-friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, colorado and south dakota, which suggests any gun control measuresville to be a compromise. >> everyone's trying to divert from the core issue. there is a huge consensus in the country, including a vast majority of valentine republicans that things like assault weapons, high-capacity magazine, universal background check, making progress on mental health -- these are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. >> this is something we can do something about -- mental health, information sharing, background checks and other things as well, but it has to be a plan that could work or the president won't get it done
to make whole the victims of hurricane sandy. each of these initiatives passed the senate on a bipartisan basis but was left to languish by the house. the senate will continue to help our fellow americans to help with hurricane sandy before another similar disaster strikes. hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed in new york, new jersey and new england and tens of thousands of americans were left homeless by this destructive storm. we have a responsibility to aid our country men as they rebuild their lives and communities as we have after terrible floods, fires and storms in other parts of our nation. once we complete that vital legislation, the senate will take action to make this institution that we all love -- the united states senate -- work more effectively. we'll consider changes in the senate rules. because of this -- because this matter warrants additional debate, we will follow the precedent set in 2005 and again in 2011 to reserve the right of all senators to propose changes in the senate rules and we will explicitly not act in acquiescing in carrying out al
a school bus into a ditch. fortunately no one was hurt. staten island relief centers from superstorm sandy are now heating centers. >> my fingers felt like they would fall right off, it is that cold. >> reporter: but for some tourist, a chance for a moment frozen in time. for many, it's that teeth chattering uncomfortable cold. for others, it's been far worse. so far, several deaths are being blamed on this frigid cold snap, matt. >> craig melvin, thank you very much. mr. roker, the question is how long will this last? >> bundle up for the weekend because it will take that long to warm up. here's what we have for high temperatures today. looking at 12 in buffalo, 23 in cincinnati, jetstream way to the south. the good news, by monday, that jetstream moves up to the north and temperatures start to moderate. instead of 7 in bangor, 24 on monday. 38, new york city, washington, 32, 34 in cincinnati and 35 in buffalo and we have an icy mix making its way in the spine of the appalachians in the midwest and northeast later on today. >> looking like a heat wave compared to what we've seen. >>> nata
. plus, a big hospital finally reopening after superstorm sandy. >> how did you feel when the hurricane hit and they had to close the hospital? >> very nervous. all that kept going through in my mind is where am i going to have my baby? i was comfortable coming here. i was very nervous, and then the first day that you guys opened, and my water breaks. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. stuart: remember the iconic gaming system that introduced games to the world? filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy for its u.s. unit. it plans to start selling in the next few months so it can split from its parent company info games. atari started to make some money after a move to mobile games, but not enough. bankruptcy. from video games to tv, the original 1960's batmobile sold at
by hurricane sandy, they suffered extensive damage, flooded with over 15 million gallons of water, the main campus was shut down for two months. >> when you face catastrophic events and emerge from those events you emerge stronger. if anything were a more united medical center, i am struck by the spirit of the people who are working here. >> as the storm raged, hospital staff rushed evacuate over 300 patients down dark stairwells relying only on battery power now. there is new life in the hauls of the hospital as -- halls of the hospital as key departments reopen, including labor and delivery. >> how did you feel as the hurricane hit and they had to close the hospital? >> nervous. where am i going to have my baby? i was comfortable here. i wentbe to the tour. comfortable coming here and very nervous. then the first day that you opened, my water breaks. >> this week, nyu medical center opened the urgent care center, which is at the heart of medical center. from here. care flows like arteries out to surgery, to medicine, to pediatrics, to trauma, to obstetrics. >> we will be able to handle he
assessment of the ethics involved it is that in in so doing when the congressman to be sandy hook massacre. >> breaking news. >> is shooting at a school. >> long before i was born. >> twenty children. >> children. >> children targeted. >> my grandfather used to this old smith and wesson here. >> beautiful between the ages of five engineers old. >> for as long as i can remember my father always had this rifle real handy. >> he came in. we were told that least three weapons. >> multiple weapons. lou: catch your breath yet? we ask the white house for comment. we have not heard back. wonder still whether there will repudiate such activities on behalf of the president's initiative on gun-control. a new fox pulls says light on whether the president's gun-control initiative and executive action might result in effective policy. an overwhelming 71 percent said no. people still find ways. 22 percent said tougher laws could help. remarkable margin. joining me now, to discuss the president's gun-control initiative, the issues on capitol hill. a former assistant to president george w. bush, republ
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